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Bulletin – 10-23-16

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Revival begins when you draw a circle around yourself and make sure everything in that circle is right with God. (Anne Graham Lotz)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / serious health issues)
Darwin Nelson, 3271 East 50 South, Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Gary Taylor (mass found / undergoing further testing)
Karen Gress (recurrence of cancer / continuing treatments)
Darwin Nelson (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / serious health issues)
Retta Gaines (mother-in-law of Melissa Gaines / surgery October 24th)
Sue Hollen (outpatient procedure October 26th)
Ed Prior (critical tests)
Jeannine Miller (recovering from open heart surgery)
Pastor Patricia Greffey (continuing health concerns)
Steve Sullivan (brother of Faith Livermore / prostate cancer / has spread to lymph nodes & bones / cannot do chemo or radiation because of dialysis)
Harold Cox (brother of Dorthy Douglas / MRI has revealed a mass on his liver / consultation at Simon Cancer Center)
Kim Nottingham (niece of Rita Barton / health issues)
Bob Bruce (recovering from surgery)
Harlan Scott (friend of Ed & Ellyn Horrall / cancer)
Krystal Cable (daughter of Kelly Griffin / genetic testing & neurologist)
Jeff Cable (hernia surgery / liver issue)
Cale Thomas (great-nephew of Mary Jane & Mike Kermode / kidney cancer / underwent surgery October 5th)
Dick Johnson (continuing health concerns) – I.U. Health Methodist Hospital
Heather Ota (teacher at PCIS / uterine cancer / undergoing chemo)
Denise Kilps (4th battle with cancer/chemo / recovering from surgery)
Sue Parker (recovering from rotator cuff surgery / undergoing therapy)
Scott Payne (step-grandfather of Austin Meyer / aggressive stage 4 cancer / chemo)
Les Schmitt (father of Chris MacKay / needs prayer for healing)
Casey Lamb (teacher at PCIS / recovering from double mastectomy / radiation)
Jeff Stenfenagel (co-worker of Greg Ault / stage 4 cancer)

Jewell Pressley (friend of Dorthy Douglas / stage 4 cancer)
Bernie Burger(father of Bonnie Pinney / health concerns)
Vic Welch (uncle of Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer / undergoing cancer treatment)
Faith Livermore (health concerns)
Larry & Heather Luttrell (continuing health concerns for both)
Ed Knust (health concerns) & Ruth Knust (health concerns)
Military: Mark Ambrose, Jr. (Grandbig of Kevin Meyer / on alert status with U.S. Coast Guard / currently completing degree at Ball State); Brad Hale (nephew of Dick & Babs Johnson/re-deployed); Derek Wilson(nephew of Pat Chamberlain & Jo Ellen Bingham/Navy/Naples, Italy); Christopher Cook & family (New Mexico);
Those Who Can’t Be With Us Today; Unspoken Concerns; Trinity Cluster Churches

ATTENDANCE – Worship Attendance Last Sunday-108 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-57

ACOLYTES—Devon Davis & Aadin Lovett
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Laura Heidenreich
GREETERS—John Anthis family
USHERS—Eric Westlund, Shane Hayes, Ethan Muncy, Andy Schafer

TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY PCHS Boys Soccer Banquet, 6:00pm – help needed at 5:15
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am, Cookout @ Rogers’ Home, 2:00pm
10/30/16 FLC Reserved, 12:00pm, Patoka UMC Charge Conference, 2:00pm, in Sanctuary

address for Jeannine Miller – loved one of the week 10/16:201 South West Mill Street, Patoka, IN 47666

address for Allison May (college addresses):307 Mae Smith Hall – Mail Code 6734, 330 Neely Dr.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE: Sports Banquets and other events are underway, and help will be needed at least 45 minutes prior to each event. Contact Laura Heidenreich (812-385-5079) to volunteer:
 Oct. 26 – PCHS Boys Soccer – 6:00pm
 Nov. 10 – PCHS Football – 6:00pm

COOKOUT / MUSIC / HAYRIDE / AND MORE!!! this Saturday, October 29th beginning at 2:00pm, Buddy & Puff Rogers will be hosting a cookout at their home for the kids at the Evansville Youth Home – hayride, Texas chili, burgers, Scott Mason singing, pumpkin decorating and more, and you’re invited as well!! Please bring lawn chairs, a side dish or dessert, and RSVP RIGHT AWAY to 812-635-9001 or Come enjoy the afternoon! It is a great time for adults as well as youth.

CHARGE CONFERENCE CHANGE: With the District Committee on Location and Building approving the purchase of the Frazer house on Wednesday, October 19th, Patoka UMC’s Charge Conference has now been changed to next Sunday October 30th at 2:00pm here at the church (in the sanctuary). It will be a charge conference for the possible approval of the purchase of the Frazier house/property as well as our annual Charge Conference. We will no longer be a part of the Charge Conference scheduled for November 7th at Vincennes Community UMC. All are welcome to attend Patoka UMC’s Charge Conference on October 30th.

OCTOBER IS PASTOR / STAFF / VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH at Patoka UMC – a perfect time to lift a prayer of thanks to the Lord for our pastor & spouse) and staff and those servants who choose to be the hands & feet of Christ through the many events and ministries of the church, and a great opportunity to send a note of thanks to let them know that what they do really does make a difference.
GOSPEL NIGHT AT OCU: Oakland City University will host its annual Gospel Night on Friday, November 4th in Johnson Center. Doors open at 6:00pm(CST) with the concert starting at 7:00. This year’s featured artists include The Tribute Quartet, Guy Penrod, and The Hoppers. Tickets are $16 each or $15 each in advance groups up to 10, or $14 each in advance groups 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at The Vineyard in Evansville, Oakland City Hometown IGA, Oakland City University Business Office, by phone at 812-749-1213 or order tickets online at

FALL BACK!!! Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday, November 5th when retiring for the night, as Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6th.

FLC / VOTING SITE: Patoka UMC’s Family Life Center will be used as a voting site on Tuesday, November 8th. Equipment will be delivered November 7th and will remain in the building until November 9th. During the time equipment is in the building, entry into the FLC, by law, is restricted to voters & election personnel only.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX MINISTRY is upon us… only 3 more Sundays until the deadline – November 13th! Last year’s response to this outreach ministry was fantastic, but we know we can do even better this year!!! All you have to do is…
1) Take a plain plastic box, a regular shoebox, or one of the boxes provided
2) Fill the box with suggested items listed in the forms that are on the foyer table – remember to read & follow the instructions CAREFULLY, as some items will not be accepted
3) Leave your shoebox unwrapped – the youth will inspect and wrap them, and add to them if necessary, at a special time
4) Include $7 for shipping – either cash or check – make checks payable to Samaritans Purse, with a note on the memo line that the donation is for Operation Christmas Child
5) Bring your shoebox to the church no later than Sunday, November 13th

FLC CLEANING DAYS are scheduled for November 14th (inside/kitchen/gym/restrooms/Wesley room) and November 17th (garage & whatever is still needed). There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table for anyone that can help. For more information contact Patty Craig at 812-385-8228.

FALL DINNER & BAZAAR: PUMC’s annual dinner & bazaar is Saturday, November 19th from 3:00-7:00pm(CST). Menu includes turkey or ham, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans or corn, slaw, cranberry salad, homemade desserts, bread, apple butter, coffee & tea. $9 for adults. $4 for children 10 & under. Carry-outs available. The Bazaar Room will feature a variety of handmade & homemade items, PUMC apple butter, pecans & more! The Bazaar Committee welcomes everyone’s help with the event, so sign up EARLY – lists are now available on the foyer table – or talk to Jamie Schafer. Talk to Debbie Bryant for Bazaar Room ideas. Come and help at “work days” November 15th and 18th. Display yard signs. Invite neighbors & friends. And pray for a successful event that serves our guests and provides an opportunity to reach out to someone who might be looking for a church home. Monetary donations for last-minute supplies are always welcome and should be given to Jamie. Questions? Talk to Jamie.

THANKSGIVING DINNER OUTREACH: Grace & Albert Luttrell, their family, and volunteers will offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal as a community outreach on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, from noon-2:00pm at the Patoka United Methodist Church Family Life Center. They will cook, serve, and deliver food for anyone who needs a hot meal. If you (or someone you know) can’t prepare a meal, are alone this year, or can’t get out of your home, they would like to help you enjoy a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner. If you (or someone you know) would like to come enjoy dinner, or require a meal delivered, please call 812-664-0981 by November 20th. Volunteers are still needed and welcomed. If you’d like to lend a hand, or donate to help offset the cost of this outreach, please call 812-664-0981 for more information. If you plan to attend the dinner, or need to sign up for delivery, you can also pick up a flyer on the foyer table, provide the contact information requested, and turn the flyer in to Grace or Albert no later than November 20th.

DIRECTORY BOOK DEADLINE: We need ALL changes to the current church directory book turned in no later than Sunday, November 27th to ensure that your family’s information is correct in the 2017 book. If you have shared changes throughout the year and would like to double-check to be sure they’re entered into the system – not a problem – better safe than sorry. I will be glad to verify changes if you will drop me an email or call the church office. Thank you! Melissa

HANGING OF THE GREENS: The season of Advent is just a few weeks away, which means preparing ourselves as well as the church for the holidays. On Sunday, November 27th we will gather to decorate the church and Family Life Center during our annual Hanging of the Greens, beginning at 3:00pm. MUCH help is needed. Bring a pot of soup and/or sandwiches and join us in the FLC for a bite to eat afterwards. The more the merrier!

ADDRESS FOR DICK JOHNSON: If anyone would like to send a card or note of encouragement to Dick & Babs while they are in Indy, the address is as follows:
IU Health Methodist Hospital
Dick Johnson, Room 7036
1701 N. Senate Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

 Quarts are $8 and pints $6 (very few ½ pints available at $4)
 Regular (made with apples, sugar, red hots, cinnamon)
 Regular/ brown (no red hots)
 Splenda (made with apples, Splenda, red hots, cinnamon)
 Splenda/brown (no red hots)

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